during recent hotel stay in midwest, i got caught in a darkened hallway caused by weather related outage, and stumbled into a housekeeping cart, tripped and banged my knee,..do i have any case here because of no witnesses?
You should talk to someone from the state you were in so that they can explain the premises laws. It will be easier to prove if you did an accident report after your fall. Unless there are serious injuries injuries, it might be a tough one to handle.
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If the damage was only minor, it may be hard to find an attorney who will be willing to handle the case for you. Further, if your damage was not foreseeable to the hotel, they generally will not be liable for your damage.
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Lack of a witness is not critical, as long as you are able to testify on your own behalf. However, you would need to have some substantial damages to warrant bringing any type of a lawsuit.
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